Management

Management

Scott Hean, ICD.D.
Chairman and Director

Scott Hean, ICD.D., has over 40 years of experience in junior mining exploration finance, international banking and international finance. He currently is Chair of the Board for eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX:ECS) and was a board member of Sabina Gold and Silver (TSX:SBB) for 10 years. Mr. Hean has also served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly traded junior exploration mining companies. Retiring from his Bank of Montreal position as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, he was responsible for natural resources sector financings in North America. Previously, he served with J.P. Morgan of New York in oil and gas financings. Mr. Hean has a B. A. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, a M. B. A. from the Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario and an accreditation as an ICD.D, the Institute of Corporate Directors, Director from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.

 

Mike Stark 
President, CEO, and Director

Mr. Stark has over 35 years of business experience in the private sector as an owner and operator of two successful companies, and 29 yearsin the public sector. Mr. Stark’s background includes corporate financing, investor relations, market support and corporate strategic development. Companies he has worked with in the past include; Exeter Resources and Extorre Resources. Mr. Stark is currentlyChairman and director of Canamex Gold Corp.

 

Greg Hahn, Certified Professional Geologist and Geological Engineer
VP Exploration and Director

Over 35 years of experience in exploration and mine development. Greg has held senior level management positions with several public mining companies, where he has taken projects from mine development to financing and through to production, including permitting, engineering, construction and operations.

 

Dong H. Shim
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Dong H. Shim is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States.
Mr. Shim has served as an audit partner on numerous audit engagements with a mid-size firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he audited various publicly traded companies, primarily focusing on junior mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. As an audit partner, Mr. Shim also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market.
Mr. Shim is currently the President of Golden Tree Capital Corp. and SHIM Accounting Corporation with a primary focus on business advisory, corporate consulting and regulatory filings both in the United States and Canada. In addition, Mr. Shim teaches accounting as an instructor at a local college in Vancouver and acts as a facilitator at CPA Western School of Business mentoring CPA candidates enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program.

 

Eugene (“Gene”) Spiering
Director

Mr. Spiering is an Exploration Geologist with over 30 years of international experience in mineral exploration and senior level project management in the Western United States, South America, and Europe. As VP Exploration, he participated in the discovery and development of the El Valle and Carles gold mines, and the Aguablanca nickel mine in Spain, along with discovery of 2 new uranium mineralized breccia pipes in Arizona. He was also responsible for the exploration and definition of 2 porphyry copper deposits near Yerington, Nevada. Mr. Spiering, is a consulting geologist and a Qualified Person (QP) as defined in the National Instrument 42-101. He is a registered member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME #4164070RM), a fellow member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM #222207) and served as SME 2015-2016 Henry Krumb Guest Lecturer.  Mr. Spiering is on the Board of Southern Silver Exploration Corp, and acts as Chairman of the audit committee of (“SSV” on the TSX-V), a silver development project in Mexico.

 

David Vincent BEng, Dip. FP
Director

David Vincent’s background includes consulting and investment banking, corporate advisory, corporate public relations and capital raising services within the resources sector. David was a senior executive with BAE Systems, a global aerospace company, where he gained significant skills and experience in international business development, feasibility studies, market analysis, business planning, project financing, project management and marketing within the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Europe. He is a professional engineer and commercial pilot with post graduate academic qualifications in management and financial services. David was a senior commissioned officer (Engineer and Pilot) in the Royal Australian Air Force. He has worked throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia region for the last 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Distinction from RMIT, a Diploma in Administrative Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Studies and a Diploma in Financial Planning from Deakin University, Australia.